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Re: [html4all] the alt attribute debate

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 18:23:42 +0300
Message-Id: <0BCFF6E4-D39C-4745-8EA3-AAB9D80947B7@iki.fi>
Cc: "advocate group" <list@html4all.org>, "John Foliot - WATS. ca" <foliot@wats.ca>, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, www-archive@w3.org
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

On Sep 25, 2007, at 18:14, Steven Faulkner wrote:

> can you speculate as to why if there care so much about the spec  
> and validation to add an alt text why do they not bother to fix up  
> the many other errors that appear in their code?

Those who add a bogus alt for validation are a subset of people who  
include a bogus alt.

But as far as deciding what's valid in HTML5, that's the subset that  
we should consider. Those who don't care about validation won't be  
affected either way.

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Tuesday, 25 September 2007 15:24:08 UTC

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